Education, teaching and training

Professional field

The purpose of education, teaching and training is to provide knowledge and skills in different areas of life and to support and promote the growth, learning and competence of children, young people and adults. Education, teaching and training play an important role in increasing the well-being and civilization of society. The educational task is especially emphasised in comprehensive schools and day-care centres. Professionals in the field usually work in early childhood education and care, pre-primary and basic education, general upper secondary schools, vocational education and training, universities of applied sciences, universities, adult education, liberal adult education and educational institutions providing basic education in the arts. Research and development work is also carried out in the field.